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Barcelona confirm Jeison Murillo’s squad number

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He inherits Paco Alcacer’s jersey

Valencia v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Group H Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Thursday that new loan signing Jeison Murillo has been handed the No.17 shirt at the Camp Nou.

The defender has arrived on loan from Valencia until the end of the season and will take over the shirt most recently worn by Paco Alcacer.

Murillo has been brought in to add depth to Barcelona’s defensive options with both Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen out injured.

He’ll be hoping he can make an impact at the club between now and the end of the season and could make his debut in January’s Copa del Rey clash against Levante.